THE PEOPLE OF CREATIVE WRITING
Meet the Creative Writing family! The Artists-in-Residence in the Creative Writing Department and the revolving door of wonderful visitors are a lively and diverse group. Their unique experiences, fresh perspectives, and varied skill sets enhance and enrich the coursework, both on and off campus. Don't for get to check out the Guest List and the student-run blog.
Creative Writing Director Heather Woodward has been teaching at SOTA since 1997. A Bay Area native and the daughter of public school educators, Ms. Woodward graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Film Studies from U.C. Berkeley. While there, she studied writing with Ishmael Reed, Floyd Salas, Charles Muscatine, and Gary Soto. Heather received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She founded the SOTA Creative Writing Program in 2002.
San Francisco-based playwright and screenwriter, Isaiah's plays include Absolute Pure Happiness, produced by Three Wise Monkeys Theater Company in San Francisco, and The Pheasant, winner of The Little Theater of Alexandria 2007 National One-Act Competition. His films include Silent Anna, directed by Max Sokoloff, and Tests I Love to Take, directed by Ronald Chase. Isaiah is the assistant director of the San Francisco Art & Film Program, an arts education non-profit making the arts accessible to students. He is also the screenwriting mentor for the SF Art & Film’s Film Workshop. In his spare time, he contributes to the 2xHR art society and has been known to lurk in bathtubs at The Parlor, a monthly reading series, hosted by Chicago's Green Lantern.